Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Southern pink shrimp - Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2005
Southern pink shrimp - Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin
Fact Sheet Citation  
Crevette blanche cotiere (Penaeus notialis) en Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin 4°20''-6°23''
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FAO Names: en - Southern pink shrimp, fr - Crevette rose du Sud, es - Camarón rosado sureño
Geographic extent of Southern pink shrimp - Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 2004
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Soft bottom - muddy or muddy-sand; Hard rocky bottom.   Depth zone: Coastal; Shelf - Upper shelf (up to 100 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral.   Vertical distribution: Demersal/benthic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Unspecified

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
Biological State and Trend

Fully exploited in Nigeria, Overexploited in Cameroon.
“Report of the working group on the demersal fishery resources in the western gulf of Guinea and Sherbro statistical divisions.” 1992 CECAF/ECAF SERIES 91/55 FAO.
“Report of the Workshop on the Assessment and Management of Shrimps and Crabs in Southwest Africa (Luanda, Angola, 8-12 Marc 1999).” A.M. Caramelo, M. Lamboeuf and M. Tandstad 1999 GCP/RAF/302/EEC FAO.
“Report of the FOURTH SESSION OF CECAF SCIENTIFIC SUB-COMMITTEE ACCRA, GHANA, 24-26 OCTOBER 2005” FAO 2006 FAO fisheries technical paper 457 FAO.
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